How to Drive a Roundabout

Designed for Safety
Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. There are 2 types of roundabouts: single-lane roundabouts and multilane roundabouts. Wayzata's roundabout is a single-lane.

There are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts:
  • Yield to drivers in the roundabout.
  • Stay in your lane; do not change lanes.
  • Do not stop in the roundabout.
Driving Single-lane Roundabouts
  • Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  • Continue toward the roundabout and look to your left as you near the yield sign and dashed yield line at the entrance to the roundabout. Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
  • Once you see a gap in traffic, enter the circle and proceed to your exit. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter without yielding.
  • Continue through the roundabout until you reach your exit. Do not stop or pass in a roundabout.
  • Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before you exit, and make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout.
  • If an emergency vehicle approaches, exit the roundabout immediately and then pull over - do not stop in the roundabout.
Wayzata's Roundabout
Unlike traditional roundabouts with entrances and exits at each intersection, 2 arms of this roundabout allow for only 1 direction of traffic. This unique design stemmed from an effort to reduce cut-through traffic in the Circle Drive neighborhoods but still provide important public safety access to the neighborhoods.
Map of Wayzata Roundabout at Lake Street East and Arlington Circle